John F. Kerry just can't help himself. It now turns out that he was opposed to Daily Kos before he was for it. The Washington Times reports:
Sen. John Kerry blogs on his "diary" at the Daily Kos. [....]
"John Kerry never approached these blogs during the 2004 campaign. He didn't need to. Now if he wants the nomination again, he's got to court their approval," said William Beutler, who covers blogs for the nonpartisan Hotline.
The Massachusetts Democrat's relationship with Markos Moulitsas, aka "Kos," and his readers, the "Kossacks," has come a long way. During the 2004 campaign, Mr. Kerry publicly attacked the Web site and removed a link to it from his campaign site after Mr. Moulitsas expressed disdain for U.S. contractors killed in Iraq. [emphasis added]
"Whether you agree with all the voices in the debate or not, blogs are modern—day town hall meetings," said April Boyd, a Kerry spokeswoman. "Senator Kerry likes the debate and the passionate voices in the blogosphere who are determined to cut through the Washington spin and conventional wisdom."
Ed Lasky 2 09 06